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SONDAIC RHINOCEROS

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mixed with poison it cleaves in two, which experiment has beei
seen bj thousands of people." John Evelyn also wrote of a wel
in Italy which was kept sweet by a Rhinoceros' horn. Thi
species seems to be long-lived, even in ca,ptivity; a specimei
now to be seen In the Zoological Society's Gardens has been ther
since the year 1864.

Rhinoceros sondaicus, the Rhinoceros of the Sunderbunds, ha
a much wider range  than the last species or Indian   Ehinoceros

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FIG. 131.  Sumatra*! BMnoceros.     Rhinoceros swnafarensis.     x

(From Nature?

This is unknown out of India itself, and is there limited to a sma
region ; the Sondaic form is found in Bengal and in the Malay*
Islanda It is a smaller species, and the armour has a tesselat<
appearance. The female generally, if not always, is hornless.
StnaaJaran  species, Rhinoceros sumatrensis, is  to be  di
t!*e lasfc two by its two horns.     It is also cover*